Having settled itself in as one of the most important franchises on Xbox 360, with over 6 million copies of the debut instalment sold, Gears of War finally returns two years on to continue the fight between humanity and the Locust Horde. Announced at the start of the year by Cliff Bleszinski alongside a raft of improvements to Unreal Engine 3, Gears of War 2 promises to deliver an emotionally depth storyline and a 'bigger, badder, and more badass' experience than its predecessor. Throw in new multiplayer modes including the 'last stand' scenario of Horde, and on face value, Gears 2 looks set to smash through the boundaries laid down by the 2006 original.
But in reality, does it really deliver? TVG returns to the embattled planet of Sera to discover the fate of Marcus Fenix, and the rest of those Gears of War...
* Richer storyline.
* Expanded multiplayer.
* Horde. Horde. Horde.
* Some minor glitches.